2 dead, 7 others shot in Southeast

Two people were killed and six others were injured.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Two men were killed and seven other people were shot in Southeast, D.C., on Saturday night, Metropolitan Police said. Of those injured, one was an 8-year-old boy.

The four men, two women and child who were were injured have non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Around 9 p.m., authorities responded to the 2600 block of Birney Place after reports of shots fired near the Barry Farms neighborhood in Southeast.

The shooting took place outside of a private party, where a band was playing. Police said the shots broke out after a dispute in a parking lot between two apartment buildings.

Police are not sure how many shooters there were or what kind of weapons were used. Because of the number of people gathered during the shooting, police said they expect more people may have been injured.

Police activity shut down much of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, preventing Metro buses from running their usual routes. Passengers were forced to find alternate ways home.

At this time, no arrests have been made.


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